Together on the Lawn

Join us on the front lawn for some fun and exciting opportunities for you, your family, your friends, and our surrounding community to gather together and fellowship together.  There is (hopefully!) something for everyone!

Movies on the Lawn | Fridays

Music on the Lawn | Select Sundays

Yoga on the Lawn | Mondays

Family Yoga on the Lawn | Select Sundays

Game Nights | Select Nights

All of these events are free and open to the community.  The insert in this week’s Vine has the schedule and we encourage you to put this on your refrigerator so you don’t miss anything that’s coming up.  We are excited to welcome you home and gather together on the lawn!


Calendar of Events

We're so glad you are here!  We hope you'll join us on the lawn!  All events are FREE and open to the community.

If you'd like to download the list of events including details, click the image to the left.  Scroll down for more information on each event.

Free Community Yoga | *Mondays at 6:00pm

An all level yoga class that dives deeper into the understanding of the yoga asanas (postures). Modifications are offered to accommodate all body types. Beginner Friendly.


Please bring your own mat, water bottle and any props you may need. Currently, we

do not have any mats or props to borrow.


We will be outside on the front lawn. While masks are not required we do ask

that you socially distance.


About the instructor: Erin Betlej RYT-200

Erin's passion is for everyone, every time they step on their mats to feel at home in their own body, breath and spirit. She cultivates that focus and intention into her teaching by guiding her students through the asanas as well as moving them into a place of greater compassion through meditation. Each class is an opportunity to create a sequence tailored to the bodies present while also taking students to the edge of wherever they are in their practice. Every person can benefit from intentionally linking breath with movement.

In the event of rain, classes will be moved inside pending COVID restrictions.  Masks are required while inside.

*No class on May 31st or June 28th

Family Yoga

Join us for a special FREE class on the front lawn. Adults will practice with Erin in one area while and the kids will have their own special class with Nichol. 

May 16 & 23 | June 6 & 13

Sundays  |  1:30pm-2:30pm

In the event of rain, classes will be moved inside pending COVID restrictions. 
Masks will be required while inside.

Nichol Walters & Erin Betlej  RYT - 200

Music on the Lawn

Bring a chair, visit one of our visiting food trucks or bring dinner & some snacks! Come relax and enjoy some great music!

From Hymn Sings to dancing to some beach music, you're bound to have a great evening on the lawn!

All events begin at 4:00pm.

In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled.  Check back here or on our Facebook page for updates.

  • Sunday, May 16th - A Hymn Sing

    Join us on the lawn for one our favorite musical events led by Dr. Marc Foster, our Director of Music Ministries.  Bring a chair and your singing voice!  You may also want to be prepared to request your favorite hymn.  Pending COVID protocol, masks may still be required while singing.

  • SUnday, June 6th - "The Special Occasion Band"

    This group is a band that totally defines the word Special, you just provide the Occasion. Based out of Winston-Salem, NC, Special Occasion Band has been performing throughout North Carolina, Virginia & South Carolina since 1985.

    The guy tickling the ivories is our very own Pianist and Organist, Mike Jenkins.

    Treat Truck:

    "Sunset Slush" -  The finest and most flavorful Italian Ice arrived via Sunset Slush - Classic Italian Ice®.  Sunset Slush® is known for its unique flavor and texture; there is nothing quite like it - it has been called "designer ice." It is smooth, nutritious, thirst-quenching, dairy-free, low in calories, cholesterol free, gluten free and refreshing..

  • June 27th - "The Collegiates"

    The Collegiates (aka Part Time Party Time Band) has been an icon in Southeastern entertainment since 1980. Promoters on the east coast have always been able to depend on the bands’ ability to captivate and involve the audience to deliver a great time for all. Their performance is always live – without the aid of computers or “electronic sequencing.”

    The Part Time Party Time Band’s extraordinary variety of experience (including appearances with top name performers such as The Four Tops, The Tams, Delbert McClinton, and The Beach Boys) keeps them prepared for the wide range of venues in which they excel! Whether it’s a corporate function, a wedding, a festival concert, a dance club, a country club event or a private party – “PTPTB” is completely prepared to provide an audience involved entertainment experience! They always make it “PARTY TIME”!

    Food / Treat Trucks:

    "Hope City"  - "The only reason that we do what we do is the opportunity to use proceeds from food sales to give back to those in need in local communities."

    "Ice Queen" - Greensboro's only Ice Cream Parlor truck.

  • Sunday, July 25th (new date) - Jazz on the Lawn

    Join us for a Jazzy afternoon on the lawn.

Game Nights

Fun & Fellowship as we enjoy time outside and play games.  Cornhole, Bingo, Bocce Ball, Dominos to name a few.  Make sure to bring a chair or blanket for seating.

Wednesday evening, June 16th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Start the evening by bringing a picnic dinner!

Sunday afternoon, July 11th | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled.

Movies on the Lawn

Join us for Movies on the Lawn each Friday evening at 7:30pm.  *Most nights we will start off with a kid-friendly short film followed by the feature film. 

Bring a chair or blanket for seating.  Bring dinner or a snack to enjoy.  This and all other events posted here
are FREE and open to the community.

In the event of rain, these events may be cancelled.  Information will be posted here on our website and/or Facebook page.

  • May 7th

    The feature film is the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" with Gene Wilder.  The short film prior to the feature film is "Wallace and Grommet: The Wrong Trousers"

  • May 14th

    The feature film for this night is Disney's "The Incredibles."  The short film will be "Charlie Brown's All Stars."

  • May 21st

    Join us for Disney's "The Parent Trap."  The short film will be "You're In Love Charlie Brown."

  • May 28th - Date Night

    Join us for a classic love story "An Affair to Remember" from 1957 starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.  There is no short film on this evening.

  • June 4th

    "The Little Rascals" from 1994 will be our feature film.  The short film will be "Wallace & Grommet: A Grand Day Out"

  • June 11th

    Our final movie night will feature the 2020 Disney/Pixar's "Soul."  The short film will be "It's Magic Charlie Brown."

Welcome Home

Dear Friends,

There is an interesting phenomenon that happens every year in March.  It is the return home of the swallows to the southern California city of San Juan Capistrano after a 6,000-mile journey from Goya, Argentina.  Every year the
swallows return in mid-March just in time for spring.  The town throws a parade and hosts a huge festival with children decked out in their favorite swallow costumes.

Thinking about the journey these swallows make every year causes me to once again marvel at the wonders of God’s creation.  These swallows have a “homing instinct” that guides them home over a great distance at precisely the same time, year after year.

Whether we realize it or not, we have a “homing instinct” placed within us by God.  The Bible says, “He has also set eternity in the human heart” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).  God has placed deep inside of us a yearning to be at home with him.  Augustine of Hippo, one of the great leaders of the early church, described it like this: “Thou hast made us for
thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”

The past year has been a time when many of us have had acutely restless hearts because of the pandemic and the disruptions created by efforts to mitigate its spread.  The “homing instinct” for God within us has been blunted a bit since we haven’t been able to gather together for worship and fellowship in the house of God.  However, the good news is that we are closer than ever to being able to return to in-person ministries and activities.  The house of God known as Jamestown UMC is as alive as ever and we are gearing up to welcome everyone home!

To help create enthusiasm and excitement as we ramp up our ministry offerings, we have selected a slogan for this new season entitled, Welcome Home – Together Again.  I believe this slogan addresses the yearning for God that is within us and the restlessness and frustration that will soon cease after we are together again.

We have a taskforce working hard to ensure that our slogan becomes a reality in the days ahead in all sorts of exciting and wonderful ways.  Be on the lookout for additional information as they finalize their plans.  And as that information becomes available, I hope you’ll share it with neighbors and friends so that they too will find a spiritual home here at JUMC.

On top of Mt. Sano near Huntsville, Alabama there is a 70-foot cross that is illuminated at night.  It is a prominent
landmark for the surrounding community.  Years ago, a young girl got lost in one of the area shopping centers late one evening.  When a security guard asked the young girl where she lived, she replied, “I don’t know but if you can get me to the cross, I can find my way home.”

We are so blessed to have a cross on a high steeple in such a prominent location in our community.  Many of you have found your way home to God under the cross of JUMC. And I can’t wait to see what is going to happen post pandemic as people from our surrounding community begin finding their way home to God through the
ministries of this church.

Welcome Home!